Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested midfielder Donny van de Beek will stay at Old Trafford next season, in spite of interest from Real Madrid.
The Dutchman joined United in a £35 million deal from Ajax last year but made just four PL starts in an underwhelming debut season at the club.
Donny had been set to join Los Blancos until the pandemic hit but the Red devils swooped as the cash-strapped Spaniards failed to land a single player in the summer transfer market.
The La Liga giants are believed to remain keen on landing Van de Beek and have reportedly submitted a loan proposal to snap up the Dutchman, which would include an obligation to buy next year for a fee of around £30 million.
That means the Red Devils would recoup much of what they paid for the talent but Solskjaer has hinted that Donny is staying put next term, as he spoke about Donny scoring in front of a packed Old Trafford crowd.
‘You’ve not experienced Manchester United until you’ve scored in front of the Stretford End,’ said Ole.
‘Of course, Edi scored in front of some of them, and they’ve both scored in that end, but now, when it’s a full stadium, it will be different for the two of them.
‘Manchester United with and without fans are two different things. To be reunited with them will be top.’